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36. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 12, 2019, 21:21 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 12, 2019, 10:11:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 12, 2019, 09:47:
Catholic leaders get slammed in the comments section after demanding an apology for Pete Davidson's joke on SNL.
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No. No apology. I was a student of the catholic school system and was subjected to their very limited and shallow view of the world for far too long. It’s open season on all ya’ll! Your archaic teachings and open ignorance has polluted the minds of our youth for centuries. If someone wants to make a joke about church abuse than so be it! You’re not God, nor are you godly. You’re merely a creation of power hungry men!
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Unfortunately the Catholic church has lost all its credibility, to demand such a thing as an apology.
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Uhhhhh the joke is not the problem

I like that the Church uses the standard response of assholes everywhere angry at being called out for being an asshole: "Oh, so I guess the only people we're allowed to make fun of these days are me!"

No, we're making fun of child molesters and those that enable them, so yeah, open season on you, but not because you're the Catholic Church, but because of 70 years of molesting children, or covering up for those who molested children in a particularly heinous way (moving them to a new parish where they can molest new children, rather than at least removing them from children altogether.)

Hey man, they were just practicing the "forgiveness" required by their religious beliefs. The kids were just collateral damage. Couldn't be helped.

Snark, if not obvious.
 
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35. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 12, 2019, 21:14 Sepharo
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 12, 2019, 09:47:
Catholic leaders get slammed in the comments section after demanding an apology for Pete Davidson's joke on SNL.

The weird thing is that Davidson actually implied that the Catholic church should not be boycotted/abandoned because of their molestation scandals. His whole argument was that because there were monsters anywhere and everywhere that we shouldn't try to remove their products from our lives... that rather than boycott we should simply acknowledge the monsters and not make excuses for them.

If you're boycotting R Kelly you should boycott the Catholic church...
But Pete said he's not boycotting R Kelly, that he was going to keep listening to his albums but without forgetting or hiding that R Kelly is a terrible human... vis-a-vis Catholics can acknowledge (and dispel) the monsters among them without abandoning the church.
 
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34. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 12, 2019, 19:54 RedEye9
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 12, 2019, 18:45:
Or cry, ever seen "The Man from Earth"?
Awesome documentary.
never saw part deux https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_man_from_earth_holocene
 
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33. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 12, 2019, 18:45 Mr. Tact
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 12, 2019, 16:55:
If Jesus were on earth, observing this, he would probably laugh at the sheer stupidity of it all.
Or cry, ever seen "The Man from Earth"?
 
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32. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 12, 2019, 16:55 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 12, 2019, 09:47:
Catholic leaders get slammed in the comments section after demanding an apology for Pete Davidson's joke on SNL.
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No. No apology. I was a student of the catholic school system and was subjected to their very limited and shallow view of the world for far too long. It’s open season on all ya’ll! Your archaic teachings and open ignorance has polluted the minds of our youth for centuries. If someone wants to make a joke about church abuse than so be it! You’re not God, nor are you godly. You’re merely a creation of power hungry men!
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Unfortunately the Catholic church has lost all its credibility, to demand such a thing as an apology.
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Uhhhhh the joke is not the problem

All of that is true. The "Catholic school system ... subjected to their very limited and shallow view of the world for far too long." Especially considering the form of Christianity they teach is bastardized paganism and not authentic to Jesus's teachings and the Bible at large. I don't know what's worse, accepting beliefs that do not gel with the Bible, or living in ignorance of those beliefs and thinking God's is cool with it. Case in point, Christmas and Easter are blatant pagan holidays that are fully embraced by most Christian religions. If Jesus were on earth, observing this, he would probably laugh at the sheer stupidity of it all.
 
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31. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 12, 2019, 10:11 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 12, 2019, 09:47:
Catholic leaders get slammed in the comments section after demanding an apology for Pete Davidson's joke on SNL.
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No. No apology. I was a student of the catholic school system and was subjected to their very limited and shallow view of the world for far too long. It’s open season on all ya’ll! Your archaic teachings and open ignorance has polluted the minds of our youth for centuries. If someone wants to make a joke about church abuse than so be it! You’re not God, nor are you godly. You’re merely a creation of power hungry men!
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Unfortunately the Catholic church has lost all its credibility, to demand such a thing as an apology.
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Uhhhhh the joke is not the problem

I like that the Church uses the standard response of assholes everywhere angry at being called out for being an asshole: "Oh, so I guess the only people we're allowed to make fun of these days are me!"

No, we're making fun of child molesters and those that enable them, so yeah, open season on you, but not because you're the Catholic Church, but because of 70 years of molesting children, or covering up for those who molested children in a particularly heinous way (moving them to a new parish where they can molest new children, rather than at least removing them from children altogether.)
 
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30. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 12, 2019, 09:47 RedEye9
 
Catholic leaders get slammed in the comments section after demanding an apology for Pete Davidson's joke on SNL.
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No. No apology. I was a student of the catholic school system and was subjected to their very limited and shallow view of the world for far too long. It’s open season on all ya’ll! Your archaic teachings and open ignorance has polluted the minds of our youth for centuries. If someone wants to make a joke about church abuse than so be it! You’re not God, nor are you godly. You’re merely a creation of power hungry men!
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Unfortunately the Catholic church has lost all its credibility, to demand such a thing as an apology.
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Uhhhhh the joke is not the problem
 
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29. Re: We Happy Few Delay; Refunds Mar 12, 2019, 08:42 Beamer
 
Caladell wrote on Mar 11, 2019, 23:00:
Beamer wrote on Mar 11, 2019, 15:01:
Anyone watch Russian Doll on Netflix? I hate the lead actress. Hated every character. Found the show insanely entertaining.

Haven't yet, because of the actress. I really don't care for her, and also wasn't keen on a Groundhog Day remake. However, after reading everyone's comments, I may have to check it out.

Yeah, it's funny how the general sentiment of the comments here are that we hated, or at least didn't much like, her, and all almost avoided for that reason.

She'll win you over. The key is both the high energy level (without seeming like an annoying squirrel) and the self-awareness. She knows she's annoying, knows her character isn't a good person, and never pretends otherwise. It ends up making her flaws endearing. She carries the series, and does it very well.
 
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 12, 2019, 03:56 MattyC
 
AngelicPenguin wrote on Mar 11, 2019, 16:19:
Beamer wrote on Mar 11, 2019, 15:01:
Anyone watch Russian Doll on Netflix? I hate the lead actress. Hated every character. Found the show insanely entertaining.

Ya loved it. Originally found the lead annoying

I don't think I ever found it annoying, but it is safe to say I would probably not have watched it all if I had full access to the remote :p

And that would have been my loss! It ended up being pretty good.
 
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27. Re: World must prepare for inevitable next flu pandemic, WHO says. Mar 12, 2019, 00:54 Kxmode
 
In its entirety, Jesus prophecy at Luke 21:10,11. "Then he said to [the apostles]: 'Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, and in one place after another food shortages and pestilences'"

- "great earthquakes" = People have dealt with earthquakes since the beginning of time. However, today's seismology equipment is sophisticated enough to register MORE earthquakes on a larger scale. It is also the number of people living on the planet (the last count puts us somewhere at or near 8 billion), and no efforts are made to mitigate damage from costly and fatal earthquake damage to new and existing infrastructure, especially in low-income earthquake-prone countries.

- "and in one place after another food shortages and pestilences" = What is worth noting here is that today we have some of the most advanced medicine and the average life expectancy is 72 years so people, in general, live longer. With all these advances, issues like these persist. And despite the good-will image companies project, they still gate their essential drugs behind selfish interests putting shareholder value above human lives.

In doing my study, one thing I noted about Jesus' prophecy is that he never explicitly stated how often such things would occur, but the severity of them. Our world has so much technology, knowledge, and expertise that it is entirely possible to eliminate many if not most of these issues, and yet humanity is crippled by imperfection (Romans 5:12). They cannot truly heal themselves, or feed themselves, or protect themselves at a basic level. That's why I am looking forward to the time when all this nonsense is a thing of the past, and the old system gets replaced with one that genuinely works for humanity's benefit.

R.I.P. Old System of Things.
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 12, 2019, 00:26 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 11, 2019, 22:38:
Unless it's opening weekend, I rarely have trouble reserving the seat I want the day before. And I like reserved seating. No need to come early. Also, the new recliner seats are awesome.

Spontaneous decision means I decide to see a movie that day (either before or after noon) and pick a time for the next upcoming showing, but well ahead of when it starts. I'm not even into preserving a seat a day in advance because by then my desire or my ability to go may have changed.
 
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25. Re: We Happy Few Delay; Refunds Mar 11, 2019, 23:00 Caladell
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 11, 2019, 15:01:
Anyone watch Russian Doll on Netflix? I hate the lead actress. Hated every character. Found the show insanely entertaining.

Haven't yet, because of the actress. I really don't care for her, and also wasn't keen on a Groundhog Day remake. However, after reading everyone's comments, I may have to check it out.
 
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2019, 22:38 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 11, 2019, 20:24:
Haven't been to the cinema in about 5 years ever since the big ones in my area (Regal and Century) have forced seat assignment related to luxury chairs in all screen auditoriums. For me, going to the cinema was always a spontaneous decision, but one I knew if I decided to go best to go early to get a great seat. Now, there's commitment involved several days or weeks in advance.


The last attempt I made went something like this:
> me: like a ticket for the showing.
> box office: there are empty seats up in the front, please chose one.
> me: can I see where they are?
> box office: No. But we can describe where it's located.
> me: No thank you.
Walked away...

Unless it's opening weekend, I rarely have trouble reserving the seat I want the day before. And I like reserved seating. No need to come early. Also, the new recliner seats are awesome.
 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2019, 20:24 Kxmode
 
Haven't been to the cinema in about 5 years ever since the big ones in my area (Regal and Century) have forced seat assignment related to luxury chairs in all screen auditoriums. For me, going to the cinema was always a spontaneous decision, but one I knew if I decided to go best to go early to get a great seat. Now, there's commitment involved several days or weeks in advance.


The last attempt I made went something like this:
> me: like a ticket for the showing.
> box office: there are empty seats up in the front, please chose one.
> me: can I see where they are?
> box office: No. But we can describe where it's located.
> me: No thank you.
Walked away...
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2019, 19:55 Mr. Tact
 
The time change itself has never been a "problem" for me. I can fly across multiple time zones and I'm fine (even flying from the US to Germany and back produced no issues). But it is annoying to have to reset the various non-smart clocks in the house twice a year....  
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2019, 19:25 WarPig
 
So instead of pushing a bill that eliminates daylight savings time, like New York is trying. Lets get a bill that makes it permanent!

Exactly what I think also. I'd be pissed if they changed to standard time year 'round. I'd rather switch back and forth, which I hate, than lose the extra hour of daylight that we have now for 8 months of the year.

Again, I don't like losing the hour when we switch to DST, but I don't see why it's such a big deal. I don't know about you guys, but I often have to go to work early, sometimes for weeks at a time (when overtime is required). I think just the thought of getting up early stresses people out more than actually just doing it.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2019, 17:49 RedEye9
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 11, 2019, 17:38:
I had never seen her before, but found her eminently watchable.
She is in Orange is the New Black. She rocks

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Also Portlandia but better still 6 episodes of Pee-wee's Playhouse.
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2019, 17:38 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 11, 2019, 15:01:
Anyone watch Russian Doll on Netflix? I hate the lead actress. Hated every character. Found the show insanely entertaining.

I did. It was really excellent. I had never seen her before, but found her eminently watchable.

Question Beam, is that the NYC you know?
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2019, 16:28 Fion
 
We need to keep daylight savings time permanently. I know for those of you who are up at or before 6am, this means dark mornings, but it also means more daylight in the evening. Time you can spend with your family, or mowing the lawn. Without daylight savings time and thus the sun setting in the early evening statistics show there's less crime, there are fewer vehicular accidents, and people are generally happier.

The confusing and unhealthy part isn't caused by having daylight savings time on or off, it's about the change in hours to begin with.

And for folks like me who live in the north of the country, where the sun sets at 4pm in the winter, will be able to drive home from work while the sun is still shining.

So instead of pushing a bill that eliminates daylight savings time, like New York is trying. Lets get a bill that makes it permanent!
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2019, 16:28 AngelicPenguin
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 11, 2019, 16:23:
Yeah, the way I described her was an incredibly charismatic awful person. I would never want to be around her, but really enjoyed watching her. Which, I think, means the actress did a great job (hated her in American Pie, haha), but the character was a terrible person (as she was supposed to be.) I enjoyed watching everyone, but would want to be around none of them.

Most of the time I feel shows run a bit long and feel padded by the end of the season, but I was surprised I actually wished this show was a bit longer.

And I totally agree on your description of the characters.
 
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